Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Little Lord Fauntleroy's Castle

Eastnor castle ledbury 02
Originally uploaded by dogndub.
I found a new site that recomment family movies by seasons and holidays. I love movies and I love things divided by seasons, so it doesn't get much better than this for me.

We watched our first pick a couple of weeks ago. It was Francis Hodgson Burnett's classic novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. We watched the version that was brought to the small screen by BBC1 in 1994. Here is it's description:

Largely taped on location at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, England, the familiar story concerned an outwardly all-American lad named Cedric (Michael Benz), who at the behest of his crusty, aristocratic grandfather (George Baker), was separated from his widowed mother and ensconced in rural England under the new title Lord Fauntleroy. Eventually, Cedric's down-to-earth goodness and sincerity melted the heart of his dour grandpa, and also served to confound a group of fortune-hunters who intended to sack the estate of its wealth. First shown in England in 1994, the six half-hour episodes of Little Lord Fauntleroy were seen on American cable TV in the summer of 1995. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Having my friend, Phillipa, in England makes watching movies filmed there that much more fun. Hey Phillipa, do you know Little Lord Fauntleroy?

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